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Blog post
4 days ago
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell
Blog post
6 days ago
Why is it hard for transit agencies to enforce pro-mask rules?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 7, 2021, 6am PST
Underutilized parking lots are a costly waste. By managing parking more efficiently, cities can free up land to house people rather than cars.
Todd Litman
Feature
January 5, 2021, 12pm PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 4, 2021, 12pm PST
Since COVID-19 won't last forever, planners should not act as if it will, according to this opinion.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 31, 2020, 7am PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 31, 2020, 6am PST
Compact infill development can create affordable, inclusive and attractive cities, like Montreal, "plus belle ville au monde."
Todd Litman
Feature
December 28, 2020, 5am PST
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in that year that was 2020.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 23, 2020, 6am PST
A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).
Michael Lewyn
Feature
December 22, 2020, 6am PST
From designing streets to designing process.
David Vega-Barachowitz, Mike Flynn, Lian Farhi
Blog post
December 22, 2020, 5am PST
Sustaining culture and character is more than a black or white proposition. It requires a careful blend that depends on local circumstances, meticulous research, and self-knowledge.
Charles R. Wolfe
Blog post
December 20, 2020, 11am PST
The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.
Devin Partida
Feature
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 15, 2020, 5am PST
Automobile-dependent planning has changed automobiles from a luxury into a necessity. Excessive vehicle costs leave many households without money to purchase essential food, shelter and healthcare. They need more affordable transportation options.
Todd Litman
Feature
December 14, 2020, 8am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet in a year inextricably defined by the uncertainty and constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 14, 2020, 5am PST
The answer depends on how the question is phrased.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
December 9, 2020, 12pm PST
What can America's first great immigrant city tell us about placemaking in support of social and spatial belonging?
Dean Saitta
Blog post
December 8, 2020, 5am PST
Planetizen shares the latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
Feature
December 7, 2020, 8am PST
The latest edition of Planetizen's annual list of songs about places, for all the audiophiles with a passion for place.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 2, 2020, 9am PST
After moving toward Democrats for decades, central cities moved toward Republicans in 2020.
Michael Lewyn